For the painter and writer Adam Avikainen, all of nature becomes a crime scene in a continuing story that subsumes elements of his life in an extended artistic process. CSI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES deals with the role of the natural sciences in our present, the artist as a medium and a detective, and painting as practice. Avikainen plays with academic methods and theories as well as with forensic methodologies, expanding them in a poetic way to a continuous narrative exploration. For the 333 investigative episodes of the new work, the surroundings of Haus der Kulturen der Welt will become a production site. The installation is part of “The Anthropocene Project. A Report”, the large-scale concluding programme of the two-year “Anthropocene Project”. Together with works by the Otolith Group and the “Anthropocene Observatory”, Adam Avikainen’s installation will be on view at HKW starting 17 October.
Sat, 20 Sep, 16.00h
20 Sep 2014 – 21 Sep 2014
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin